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Queen Victoria’s Buckingham Palace

In 1837, Queen Victoria came to the throne, and Buckingham Palace had remained empty for nearly 20 years. Her uncle King George IV had spent vast amounts on it, but he had died leaving it unfinished. King William IV had no interest in taking on the project and almost gave the palace away. Although Queen [read more]

Book Reviews

The Young Victoria by Deirdre Murphy Book Review

Kensington Palace is celebrating the birth of Queen Victoria within their walls 200 years ago with two exhibitions – Victoria: Woman and Crown and Victoria: A Royal Childhood. Accompanying the exhibition is the exhibitions is the hardcover The Young Victoria by the late Deirdre Murphy who was senior curator at Historic Royal Palaces until her death [read more]